Research and innovation
Research in the School of Civil Engineering contributes to delivering the infrastructure that we all rely on in everyday life. We have an ethos of working at the interfaces with other disciplines to tackle key societal and technical challenges, and our research has an impact at a global scale.
We’re exceptionally proud that according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we are second in the UK for research power and seventh overall for the quality of our research.
The School is home to a large and diverse community of committed and passionate staff and students. Over one third of our staff and research students are female, and we currently have over 100 research students from more than 20 countries studying in the school. Our research is supported by dedicated and experienced technical staff and first-class laboratory and computing facilities.
We have strong collaborative links with industry, academia, government organisations and NGOs in the UK and overseas, including Europe, USA, China and Latin America.
We also have strong partnerships within the University of Leeds, including a long standing collaboration with the Institute for Transport Studies and a leadership role in two major initatives: water@leeds, one of the biggest inter-disciplinary water research initiatives in the world; and Cities, a University wide research theme.
We are interested in the brightest and the best students from around the world to join our research teams. We have a number of funded PhD projects and scholarships available.
If you are interested in undertaking a four year integrated PhD we have places available in our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics and the Doctoral Training Partnership in Water.
Engineering Project Academy
Our Engineering Project Academy is home to project management academics and professionals, staff and students at the University of Leeds. Through the development of excellence in both people and organisations delivering projects, the Academy leads significant change across the Engineering Sector.